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National Youth Games: Ogunshakin Avoids Upset, Kwange Shines

Oluwaseun Ogunshakin, one of the players tipped to win gold at the ongoing National Youth Games in Ilorin, was at the verge of losing his second round tie today just as Elisha Kwange shone.

The competition holding inside the Sports Complex of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, witnessed one of the tournament’s most exciting matches when Ogunshakin, of Ekiti State, faced Lucky Danjuma of the FCT.

Nigeria Tennis Live gathered that the match, a grudge tie, was an opportunity for the southpaw player to avenge his defeat at the hands of his northern opponent but it almost slipped through his hands.

Elisha Kwange was absolutely stunning in his match on Saturday, 16 October. Photo credit: Nigeria Tennis Live

Danjuma had defeated Ogunshakin in Kaduna a few months ago, and when the draws pitted them against each other, the CBN Junior Champ had no other thought on his mind other than a revenge.

He got his revenge, but not without a fight. Ogunshakin won 7-5, 5-7, 10-5 but it was Danjuma who was most likely to carry the day.

The match ended to a loud cheer by Ogunshakin’s friends and supporters. It was such a huge relief.

Also, Elisha Kwange (from Niger State) shone like millions when he squared against Ayomide Promise from Osun State.

Kwange, referred to as a ‘short man devil’ by some of his friends, lost five straight games before winning four on a bounce and emerged winner of the eventual super tie break.

The match ended 0-4, 4-1, 10-8 in favour of Kwange. It was a huge improvement from his previous encounters.

Below are the results from all the matches played (concluded) today

Boys
Plateau vs Edo
Panshak James vs Desmond Osazuwa
4-1, 4-0 (James)

Girls
Ondo vs Kwara
Adisa Sarah vs Fatima Wuraola
4-2, 4-1 (Adisa)

Kogi vs Akwa Ibom
Adeniyi Bukola vs Etoro Bassey
4-0, 4-2 (Etoro)

Rivers vs Benue
Fego Aye Tuoma vs Mnena Mary
4-0, 4-0 (Mary)

Boys
Ekiti vs Ogun
Seun Ogunshakin vs Sodiq Kushimo
4-0, 4-2 (Ogunshakin)

Oyo vs Plateau
Ganiyu Mubarak vs James Panshak
4-0, 4-0

Niger vs Edo
Yahuza Bello vs Idele Peter
4-0, 4-2 (Bello)

Girls
FCT vs Oyo
Naomi Sunday vs Rokibat Afolabi
4-0, 4-0 (Naomi)

Edo vs Kogi
Okiri Osato vs Adai Blessing
4-2, 4-0 (Blessing)

Delta vs Ogun
Blessing Otu vs Niniola Ajulo
5-3, 4-1 (Blessing)

Plateau vs Ekiti
Monday Mercy vs Ogunjobi Elizabeth
4-0, 4-1 (Elizabeth)

Rivers vs Akwa Ibom
Amaeshi Favour vs Mary Ekpenyong
5-3, 2-4, 10-2 (Favour)

Lagos vs Osun
Sunmisola Okajare vs Oladipo Folayemi
4-0, 4-0

Benue vs Imo
Emenekwe Chinasa vs Mbagmba Eunice
4-2, 4-0

Ogun vs FCT
Ijaola Favour vs Salamatu Haruna
4-1, 4-2 (Salamatu)

Delta vs Kwara
Favour Godwin Shakirat Wuraola
4-0, 4-1

Second Round

Boys
Ondo vs Ogun
Rahman Zayan vs Ayomide Oduwaye
4-1, 4-2 (Zayan)

FCT vs Niger
Saidu Sani vs Bello Yahuza
4-0, 4-0 (Sani)

Oyo vs Kwara
Mubarak Ganiyu vs Abdulkareem Abdulkareem
4-2, 4-0 (Mubarak)

Delta vs Rivers
Abubakar Yussuf vs John Nubari
5-3, 4-0 (Yussuf)

Niger vs Osun
Elisha Kwange vs Ayomide Promise
0-4, 4-1, 10-8 (Kwange)

Lagos vs Kano
Michael Nekepkeme vs Mohammed Sani
4-0, 5-3 (Michael)

Delta vs Kogi
Yahaya Sani vs Danjuma Isaac
4-2, 4-2 (Yahaya)

Ekiti vs FCT
Seun Ogunshakin vs Lucky Danjuma
7-5, 5-7, 10-5 (Ogunshakin)

Girls
Benue vs Delta
Mary Iorlumun vs Blessing Otu
4-0, 4-2 (Blessing)

Lagos vs Akwa Ibom
Justina Emmanuel vs Etoro Bassey
4-1, 4-1 (Justina)

Oyo vs Plateau
Imole Afolabi vs Polycap Nenrotmun
5-3, 4-2 (Imole)

Ondo vs Ekiti
Adisa Sarah vs Elizabeth Ogunjobi
4-1, 4-0 (Ogunjobi)

Kogi vs FCT
Adai Blessing vs Naomi Sunday
4-0, 4-0 (Naomi)

Delta vs Ekiti
Favour Godwin vs Iretomiwa Oni
4-1, 4-2 (Iretomiwa)

Lagos vs Benue
Sunmisola Okajare vs Mbagmba Eunice Iorlumun
4-2, 4-2 (Iorlumun)

Rivers vs FCT
Favour Amaeshi vs Salamatu Haruna
5-3, 4-0

Doubles
Boys
Taraba vs Edo
Dalyop David/David Isaiah vs Idele Peter Desmond Osazuwa
4-2, 4-0 (Taraba)

Niger vs Nasarawa
Elisha Kwange/Bello Yahuza vs Emmanuel Opeyemi/Ismail Shaibu
4-0, 5-3 (Niger)

Ogun vs Kano
Sodiq Kushimo/Ayomide Oduwaye vs Shuaibu Ahmad/Muhammad Saleh
4-0, 4-2 (Ogun)

Kogi vs Delta
Isaac Danjuma/Victor Adai vs Yahaya Sani/Abubakar Yussuf
4-2, 4-0 (Delta)

FCT vs Lagos
Saidu Sani/Lucky Danjuma vs Michael Ekekpeme/Happy Agbi
4-1, 5-3 (FCT)

Rivers/Akwa Ibom
John Nubari/Precious Ikeuba vs Joel Ekpenyong/Wisdom Effiong
4-1, 4-1 (Rivers)

Girls
Blessing Otu/Favour Godwin vs Osato Okiri/Precious Samson

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  1. Elisha kwange not Elijah kwange

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